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experience

Owner | Amy Auman Design
Saint. Louis, MO, Oct. 2012–present
Provide information design and graphic design services to clients ranging from nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies. Offerings include brand strategy, identity systems, content development, promotional communications, data visualization, and visual narrative.

Information Designer | Addison
New York, NY, Oct. 2010–Sept. 2012
Created visual solutions for complex data to enhance user experience. Worked primarily in health care and financial industries, designing statements, forms, process maps, wireframes, web prototypes and presentation materials. Closely collaborated with strategists and writers to integrate plain language and information design. Used strong presentation skills to articulate simplified solutions to key stakeholders.

Freelance Graphic Designer | Self-employed
New York, NY, Jan. 2009–Nov. 2010
Provided a variety of design services to agencies and small business owners. Services included identity and brand development, marketing and advertising materials, and package design.

Graphic Designer | Moseley Road, Inc. International Rights and Packaging
Irvington, NY, Nov. 2008–Oct. 2010
Assisted art director in designing layouts and preparing production files for highly photographic nonfiction books. Collaborated with a team of designers, editors, and cartographers to visually communicate multiple information systems. Designed presentations for new book concepts, providing cover/jacket designs and dummies.

Editor | Moseley Road, Inc. International Rights and Packaging
Irvington, NY, July 2009–Oct. 2010
Organized and edited manuscript, photos, and illustrations for Thunder Bay Press’s Pilates Anatomy as well as provided research and additional text for the book. Designed page layouts simultaneously. Co-wrote Firefly Press’s Anatomy of Yoga with the editorial director and co-managed the photo shoot.

Graphic Designer | Journey Design Team
Saint Louis, MO, April 2006–March 2008
Designed promotional materials for college ministries at the Journey Church. Designed weekly bulletins and provided photography for booklets.

Design Intern | VCRS
Saint Louis, MO, Washington University, June–Aug. 2007
Collaborated with staff of Visual Communications Research Studio to produce in-house presentation materials. Responsibilities included writing speeches and mission statements, photography, and producing informational graphics.

teaching experience

Adjunct Lecturer | Washington University in St. Louis
Saint. Louis, MO, Aug. 2013–present
Communication Design 1, elective course, Fall 2015
Word & Image 2, major junior studio, Fall semesters, 2013–2015
Word & Image 1, major sophomore studio, Spring semesters, 2014–2015
Portfolio Plus Communication Design, pre-college elective course, Summer 2014–2015
Senior Capstone in Design 2: Narrative Design, senior thesis project, Spring 2015
Senior Capstone in Design 1: Form & Function, major senior studio, Fall 2014

education

Washington University in St. Louis
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts
Saint Louis, MO
Graduate, BFA 2008
Major in Visual Communications
Minor in Writing

Meramec Community College
Saint Louis, MO
Photography studies, Summer 2004

Westminster Christian Academy
Saint Louis, MO
Graduate, 2004

honors

Presenter | Research Symposium
Saint Louis Art Museum, April 2008

Display | Special Collections
Washington University Olin Library, April 2008–present

skills

Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Adobe Acrobat Professional
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Familiar with Quark Xpress, Final Cut Pro, Prezi, WordPress, Squarespace and Dreamweaver

activities

AIGA Professional Member
2009–present

New York Restoration Project
New York, NY, July 2011 and June 2012
Volunteered with Addison design company to remove invasive non-native species and plant young native species in NYC boroughs.

Campus Crusade for Christ
Washington University, Nov. 2004–May 2008
Headed leadership committee as a weekly meeting planner, emcee, and servant team leader.

After School Art Program
Saint Louis, MO, Sept. 2005–April 2006
Worked with middle school students on extracurricular art projects.